- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

GREER, S.C. (AP) - A bomb-sniffing dog with the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport police department has died after the air conditioning in her handler’s car failed.

Airport spokeswoman Rosilyn Weston tells local media outlets the K-9 named Emma died Tuesday.

Weston says it’s standard procedure for handlers to leave K-9s in running vehicles while a special air conditioning unit in the back of the car is running.

But Weston says that unit malfunctioned Tuesday. She says the handler was in the terminal handling a law enforcement issue when the malfunction happened.

Weston says Emma had been with the airport police department more than two years.

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